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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Zachary Taylor Statue at his Burial Site

Zachary Taylor Statue at his Burial Site

At the time of President Zachary Taylor's death 1850, he was temporarily buried in Washington DC. A few months later, his body was moved here to the family cemetery near Louisville which was then part of the grounds for their home, Springfield. In 1883, the commonwealth of Kentucky placed a fifty foot monument near Taylor's grave, which is topped by a life-sized statue of him. In the 1920's, the cemetery was enlarged, becoming a National Cemetery, and the presidents remains were moved to a mausoleum, which has a limestone exterior with a granite base with a marble interior. The entire cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1991, this place made the news as the body was exhumed to see if he had been poisoned.

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